Salvation is not only a “bringing out” – it is also a “bringing in”. Salvation did not end with bringing the Israelites out of Egypt – Salvation was to bring them into Canaan.
God’s final destination for the Israelites was not the desert – it was the Promised Land. And there are so many Christians who lived their lives out in the desert – in the wilderness.
Canaan is not a picture of heaven – it represents the abundant life that God has in store for us.
1 Cor 10: 1 For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers, that our forefathers were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea. 2 They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea. 3 They all ate the same spiritual food 4 and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ. 5 Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them; their bodies were scattered over the desert.
6 Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did.